BioLargo — Clyraguard to be a major growth driver

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BioLargo — Clyraguard to be a major growth driver

BioLargo stated that it expects Clyra Medical (of which it owns a 48% interest) and its Clyraguard product to be a major driver of growth in the coming periods. Clyra Medical signed an agreement with a major national distributor in July, with the first substantial sales to occur in Q320. Clyra Medical reported a small revenue ($21,000) for Q220, reflecting one week of sales from a previous test marketing run.

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Clyraguard to be a major growth driver

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27 August 2020

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$0.18

Market cap

$38m

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BLGO

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OTC MKTS

Shares in issue

213.6m

Net debt at 30 June 2020

$3.4m

Business description

BioLargo in an environmental solutions provider that markets CupriDyne for industrial odor control. It is also developing the AOS and AEC as low-cost water purification solutions and has a full-service environmental engineering team. It has a minority stake in Clyra Medical, a wound care company with an iodine-based irrigation solution, SkinDisc, a cell therapy for wounds, and the company’s new PPE disinfectant, Clyraguard.

Bull

Diversified portfolio of products.

Unique technology with broad applications.

Launching a new medical product, Clyraguard Personal Protection Spray.

Bear

Potential dilution from future capital raising needs.

Sales ramp has been slow.

Regulatory and development risk for Clyra, AOS, and AEC.

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Nathaniel Calloway

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BioLargo stated that it expects Clyra Medical (of which it owns a 48% interest) and its Clyraguard product to be a major driver of growth in the coming periods. Clyra Medical signed an agreement with a major national distributor in July, with the first substantial sales to occur in Q320. Clyra Medical reported a small revenue ($21,000) for Q220, reflecting one week of sales from a previous test marketing run.

Sales continue to be affected by COVID-19

BioLargo reported revenue of $426,000 for Q220, which included $299,000 from Odor-No-More (ONM) and $160,000 from BLEST (as well as the Clyra Medical sales and less $62,000 from intracompany sales). Revenue from ONM and BLEST is down slightly on a year-on-year basis ($315,000 and $241,000 in 2019 respectively), and the company cited COVID-19 as causing reduced sales. However, the company is still receiving work orders, and expects revenue to rebound once shelter-in-place orders are lifted. Moreover, the company has been expanding the menu of services offered at ONM (and rebranded as ONM Environmental Products and Services), which we believe should also help sales.

Major milestones in water purification

The company’s ‘Advanced Oxidation System’ (AOS) water purifier recently received its first commercial contract, an expansion of the Alberta poultry processing pilot, and it is expected to produce $500,000 over the life of the project. Additionally, the company recently started a new municipal wastewater pilot in Montreal, which will install the AOS as well as a new device, the ‘Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator’ (AEC). The AEC is designed to eliminate poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from a water supply and the prototype can eliminate 99% of PFAS. PFAS are notoriously hard to eliminate from the environment, and not adequately addressed with existing water treatment methodologies.

Cleaning up the balance sheet

BioLargo has recently been engaged in an effort to improve its net cash position through the reduction of its outstanding debt through the issuance of new stock. It started the year with $4.8m in debt of which $4.0m was convertible notes and reported in August 2020 that it had converted $3.5m so far this year. The company has issued approximately 47m shares associated with these conversions and other equity issuances since the end of 2019. The company stated that after these conversions, it will have an estimated gross debt load of $2.2m, of which $1.0m is held by the partially held subsidiary Clyra Medical.

Historical financials

Year
end

Revenue
($m)

PBT
($m)

EPS
($)

DPS
($)

P/E
(x)

Yield
(%)

12/16

0.3

(8.1)

(0.09)

0.0

N/A

N/A

12/17

0.5

(9.5)

(0.10)

0.0

N/A

N/A

12/18

1.4

(10.7)

(0.09)

0.0

N/A

N/A

12/19

1.9

(11.4)

(0.08)

0.0

N/A

N/A

Source: BioLargo reports

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